The following statutes comprise the state’s relevant assistance animal and guide dog laws.
In Chapter 45 on Equal Accommodations, the section covering definitions for the chapter had some minor amendment. The definition for “(7) disability” removed this portion of the definition: “Discrimination against a person with a disability includes discrimination against the use of a support animal because of a physical disability of the user. Support animal means any animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks to meet the requirements of a person with a physical disability, including, but not limited to, minimal protection work, rescue work, pulling a wheelchair or fetching dropped items.”
A new definition was then added for “service animal” in subsection (16): “‘Service animal’ means a dog individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.” 6 Del.C. § 4502.
In addition, under Section 4504, a new subsection related to service animal access was added:
(3) A place of public accommodation must permit service animals as follows:
a. An individual with a disability accompanied by a service animal in any place of public accommodation.
b. An individual training support animals a service animal to be used by persons with disabilities, all trainers and their support animals shall be included within those covered by this subsection. disabilities accompanied by a service animal in any place of public accommodation.
6 Del.C. § 4504.